Can You Be Fired for Having a Tattoo in the UK?

I have received a fair few queries regarding tattoos in the workplace recently. Most of these queries have been concerning the hiring and firing of people with tattoos. But also from people who are concerned that they are being passed over for promotion or opportunities because they have tattoos.

It is now apparent that this has begun to affect people who are employed or looking for employment. This article will explain how the law stands regarding those of us who have tattoos and how this affects our employment rights.

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What to Do If Your Employer Treats You Differently After You Become Pregnant

Deciding to start a family is a big decision with many variables that need to be considered at different stages of the pregnancy and your child’s early years. One of the key considerations that come to mind early on in the process is usually your employment. There is no doubt that if you are a woman and you are working, becoming pregnant is going to have an impact on your employment, both in the short term and likely in the long term as well.

By law, UK employers offer maternity leave to their female employees who become pregnant. However, the consequences of having a baby can go beyond the actual pregnancy and far into the future. You and your employer will need to consider what will happen regarding your employment beyond your pregnancy and into your child’s early years. As many women who have children cannot return to work on the hours they worked prior to becoming pregnant and have to return to part-time hours.

This can cause a high level of concern, that falling pregnant will negatively impact your employment. You may worry that you will be penalized due to the fact that you require maternity leave and potentially part-time hours on your return. Could you potentially lose your employment as you are no longer able to fulfill the demands of your job due to shorter working hours? Will you still receive the same kinds of opportunities that you had prior to your pregnancy? Will your employer and/or co-workers consider that your job isn’t your number one priority anymore and treat you negatively because of this?

There are many fears that can spin out of control if you let them. This article will alleviate those fears by laying out the legal position and your rights when you become pregnant. While it is impossible to guarantee that your employer or co-workers will treat you fairly should you become pregnant, this article will outline the legal redress available to you if they fail to treat you fairly

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5 Simple Ways to improve Relationships with your Cowrokers

Unless you are lucky enough to have won the genetic lottery and be born into money, or lucky enough to have won the actual lottery chances are, at some point in your life, you are going to have to get a job.

It is extremely likely that your job will involve working with other people, lighthouse keepers not included, and sometimes working with other people can be difficult. Building satisfying working relationships with your co-workers is a worthwhile investment. You will probably spend more time each week with your co-workers than your family and friends, so investing in these relationships is wise. This article will explain five simple practices you can undertake to improve and maintain good relationships with those you work with.

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How to Work Out How Much Compensation You Can Claim

One of the most important questions that you will ask yourself before bringing an employment claim is ‘will this be worth it?’

Worth is entirely subjective and can mean different things to different people, some people bring claims because they want to punish an employer who has treated them badly, others will bring a claim because they have not received their due from their employer, and some people will bring a claim to prevent bad treatment happening to others. Everyone is different and accomplishing these goals can make a claim ‘worth it’ too many people. Employment claims are usually driven by emotion and it is rare for anyone to bring a claim for the sole reason of receiving compensation.

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What Are Zero Hour Contracts

Zero Hour Contracts have been in the media a lot this year; there are a lot of opinions about them, some for and some against. Some politicians are trying to rally support by either supporting zero hour contracts or fighting against them.

But with such strong opinions regarding these type of contracts, it is sometimes difficult to separate opinion from fact. Like most things zero hour contracts are not entirely one-sided as some people claim they are. This article will explain clearly and concisely just what zero hour contracts are and how the benefit some employers and employees and how they can potentially harm some employers and employees.

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